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hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield here with breaking news on cnn. a shocking attack. a shocking death. a united states ambassador in libya dead today. the obama administration taking steps now this hour to beef up security at embassies around the world. after this veteran diplomat christopher stevens along with three of his american staffers were murdered by a mob in benghazi, libya. the attack yesterday was apparently triggered by a film, a film produced by an american by the name of sam basil. considered by many to be highly offensive to islam. again, a film. these murders taking place in a country that the united states helped to liberate from the dictator moammar gadhafi and a mob attacked the embassy in cairo, egypt, yesterday.
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climbing the embassy walls. tearing down and ripping apart the united states flag. it's unclear if the attacks were koord natded or plans to con side with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks here in america. but moments ago, our president obama spoke out about these killings. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. i've always directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world and make no mistake. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> we're covering this story from as many angles that cnn has all over the world and beginning in tripoli, the site of the killings. our correspondent is live for us. just tell me right now what the circumstance there is.
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is there still violence in the streets? has the government cracked down? what's happening in tripoli today? >> reporter: well, tripoli actually does seem to be very calm today. the newses of what happened in benghazi did spread around tripoli and speaking to many libyans today, people on the trea street, shocked and dismayed saying they feel very sorry. apologize for what had happened to the u.s. consulate, the death of the american citizens including ambassador stevens. they say that this is not representative of the sentiments, the libyan people in a whole in general have for the united states and the people. there's gratitude for what the united states did for the libyan people last year. and it's the role it played through nato in supporting the libyan revolution and ousting libyan dictator moammar gadhafi. we are hearing from the top
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officials of libyan government, holding a news conference earlier condemning the attacks and vowing to bring those responsibly for the attack to justice hinting that this was carried out suspected by islamist radical groups that operate in eastern libya. the speaker of the libyan parliament, the general national congress, saying that there are all indications that this was origin orchestrated around the september 11th anniversary and libya rejects the use of the land for what he described as revenge attacks. reassuring the united states and the international community that they are working to secure foreign nationals and foreign interests here in libya. >> joma 2345, the secretary of state called it a small and savage group and interested the find out what the government and the prime minister said publicly, not only to the global audience but to his fellow countrymen to condemn this in
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the strongest possible way. they condemn things to the united states and then different to their own people. what's happening there? >> reporter: well, we're seeing the majority of the people here are voicing what the government voiced. condemnation, saying this is not representative. the real issue is this is not a us lated incident. in the past few months we have seen similar attacks in and around the city of benghazi in the east targeting foreign interests. we have definitely seen one with a bomb outside the same very building the u.s. consulate building detonating back in june. no casualties in the attack. a few lates later the convoy of the british leader was done. loosely affiliated with jihadi groups including al qaeda. now, the real issue here is that the government has not taken a strong stance in dealing with
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these armed groups, heavily armed group that is are operating in eastern libya. we have heard from western intelligence sources over recent months that there are even some training camps in parts of eastern libya around the city of durna where some al qaeda figures are present. we have heard of libyan officials saying they're aware of the groups and individuals and nothing has been done to confront these groups and deal with the seriousness of this issue. >> all right. thank you, jomana karadsheh and heading to cairo, egypt. i want to talk to mona el tahawi. tell me the reaction had been from morsi, the president of that country. we have heard from the libyan administration in strong terms. what have we heard of the
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egyptian administration about what happened in that country to our embassy? >> reporter: well, actually, we are waiting to hear from our president and what many people here in egypt are shocked by. the fact we haven't had an official statement from the president himself. there's a statement in the name of the government and many of us, especially those that care about the revolution and remember this is our first post-mubarak president-elected by egyptians at the polls and want to hear from him in strong statement that our revolution has goals to achieve and those goals do not inclad scaling the walls of the u.s. compound. i want to make something very clear, actually. i believe in the rights of freedom of expression and i believe in the right of freedom to protest. but the big question about what happened yesterday in egypt and the embassy and why yesterday? the last thing many of us who care about egypt want to see happen is see the revolution we're all so proud of be derailed by a right-wing fringe
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and when i say right-ring fringe, i mean in the u.s. and here in egypt. as i'm speaking to you, i'm driving through the streets of egypt and i'm sure that proffer it muhammad would be more offended by the poverty of egyptians living in than the film on youtube and everyone went and to a small group of people at the embassy yesterday made such a fuss about it. >> let me ask you this. i'm looking at the pictures of these people who scaled the walls of the united states embassy in a friendly nation, in a nation that boned up the security on that very street we share with the british embassy back in 2003 when the iraq war broke out. and then it was bolstered again in 2011 during the arab spring. how did these people get to the position they got to? where was the security? >> again, ashleigh, that's what many are asking. just -- you know, about ten days
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ago egyptians marched on to the embassy to protest the horrendous -- syrians there and the regime and egyptian security forces beat many people up and exchanged rocks with many of the protesters. i'm not calling for violence against anyone or any side but where was egyptian security yesterday especially around the u.s. embassy and usually treated like a fortress. again, i ask where's the egyptian president morsi and doing to secure our revolution and what is he doing to make it clear that he does not allow these -- this right-wing fringe to play on the right wing to allow him to play in the more centrist position. remember that we spent 30 years under hosni mubarak and now supported by five u.s. administrations to create deep anti-u.s. sentiment and the brotherhood right-wing fringe. now we have a muslim brotherhood
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presidency and the last thing is to see him allow the extremists to claim the right wing. the revolution has goals as liberty, social justice and these must not be derailed by a right-wing fringe in the u.s. or anyone offending us because -- >> right. mona eltahawi, thank you. we have the secretary of state and president speaking. thank you. reporting from cairo. all of this stemming from a man, the man behind a film. a film that's sparked the violence and uproar and the murders. according to "the wall street journal" the man is 52-year-old sam bacile. he wrote and directed and from deuced the two-hour moving adding he is an israeli-american, real estate developer, says that the film is not available online. only its 13-minute trailer. he's quoted as saying islam is a cancer and that it is a political movie. he also told the journal he
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raised $5 million from what he quotes as 100 jewish donors. cnn is trying to reach him since yesterday. there is word he niece hiding but we are going to continue to bring you more information about him as it becomes available. and certainly we'll continue our efforts to interview him about his production. in the meantime, our secretary of state mincing no words, condemning the killing of ambassador stevens and moments ago blamed the attack on a small and savage group and not the government of libya. elise knew ambassador stevens. before we talk about the relationship and the ambassador himself, i want you to tell me the most important part of what hillary clinton said. was she working towards a message of condolence or trying to make sure that the world knows that the relationship between this country and libya is unaffected?
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>> ashleigh, i think she was trying to do all of those things. show condolences, shock, condemning the horrible attack and saying this would not deter the united states from working ahead with the libyans and this would not end the bond that the u.s. has with the libyan people. she said it was a very small group of extremists that carried thought attack and in fact christopher stooefbs and the team were popular in libya. let's take a listen to what secretary clinton said moments ago. >> this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. >> reach out to kind of rally
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the troops here at the state department but also say there's no justification for any type of violence of this nature, ash. >> let me ask you now about your personal relationship with the ambassador and the work you do. i know that you have a lot of opportunities off air to spend time with these state department employees and get to know them and in particular got to know chris stevens pretty well. >> that's right. you know, i mean sometimes it's not that we hang out with state department diplomats but he was very social. wanted to bring a lot of journalists and state department officials and analysts together in a more social setting to talk about issues important to the region, to have a little bit of fun to get to know each other and the work is understood. i first met chris stooefbs when he was the head of the mission to the u.s. embassy in tripoli when the -- in 2007 when the u.s. was trying to restore ties with libya. and i traveled to libya then under secretary of state rice and spent a lot of time with
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him. we did a lot of stories when he was involved in them, traveling throughout the country. also, you know, then he continued to really care about libya and just before he left, after he was the envoy to the opposition, he really after gadhafi fell, he wanted to get back to the country he loved so much. he talked about it all of the time and really just a really popular guy at the state department. had a lot of friends. very popular at the foreign service and really seen as the cream of the crop so i'm hearing from friends and colleagues how shocked they are and how saddened this guy just by all accounts a really nice guy, had family in northern california, his family getting a little older, certainly mourning terribly today. >> i have to ask you quickly, do you know anything about the i.d.s on the others? sean smith, the head of the foreign service information office but what about the others? >> still notifying the next of
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president obama is ramping up security worldwide in the wake of the attack in libya that left a u.s. ambassador dead and three of his american colleagues dead, as well. u.s. marines have been deployed to benghazi, additional marines, there. the scene of the violence that killed stevens and those three other staffers. pentagon correspondent barbara starr is with us. when the president says we are going to make sure there's justice done, what does that mean? >> reporter: well, let's stwart the marines, ashleigh. the latest information is about 50 marines coming from spain, actually going do go first at least to tripoli. to the capital, to the u.s. embassy in tripoli, libya. they may move around a bit once they get there but they're going to head to tripoli. especially configured to reinforce and up security at the u.s. diplomatic installation there. the president talking about
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upping security for u.s. diplomats around the world. we'll have to see what comes next. diplomatic security is generally handled three ways. of course, there are u.s. marines that protect many embassies around the world. there is also state department diplomatic security. they typically provide the personal security for ambassadors and top officials. they also tend to be the one that is do the analysis of any emerging threats in the country. in some cases, third option, there are contractors that are hired to provide security. it remains to be seen what was ro pro vided for the ambassador yesterday in benghazi. we are told u.s. marines aren't there. so that's the next question. now what? justice will be done. ashleigh, you know, my colleague nic robertson reported drones in eastern libya, possible training
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camps, sites of jihadi elements. never confirmed by the u.s. but libyan officials were saying that there's attention paid to the jihadi groups. interesting question. is the president signaling that something is about to happen there? we'll have to see. >> people think right away that you look at afghanistan and we left afghanistan in a vacuum and look what happened and when we talk about going in to and liberating a country or providing assistance to an opposition and argue the vacuum afterwards, isn't that what we're talking about? what's your military right there right now? >> reporter: the u.s. never boots on the ground in libya, ashleigh. this was done under a nato operation, of course. multinational air strikes when gadhafi began to move against his own people so this began as a move to try and secure
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benghazi from libyan regime forces and try and secure them from gadhafi's onslaught. it did move in to getting gadhafi out of power as the rebel forces began to grow. there is no question at the moment you're beginning to see this rise over the last few months of jihadi groups but there's a libyan government in place. there are libyan security forces. i think everybody agrees they have a long way to go and what has happened in libya, when's happened in cairo is a question of whether the security forces can and will protect u.s. diplomatic installations. >> thank you for that. back right after this. as gone m. with features like scanning a barcode to get detailed stock quotes to voice recognition. e-trade leads the way in wherever, whenever investing. download the ultimate in mobile investing apps, free, at e-trade.
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in some remarks you may have seen this morning from the state department, the secretary of state hillary clinton gave voice to an unnerving question that arises after this violence in libya. >> today, many americans are asking, indeed, i asked myself,
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how could this happen? how could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? this question reflects just how complicated and at times how confounding the world can be. but we must be clear eyed even in our grief. this was an attack by a small and savage group. not the people or government of libya. >> i'm joined by jamie reuben. jamie, you said this morning on our air this is a hostile act. if i can quote you, you said a significant response is warranted.
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what do you mean significant response? what exactly do you mean? >> it's been some three decades since an american ambassador has been killed in the line of duty like this and american ambassador is the representative of our country. to assassinate him in this way is an attack on americans. the kind of thing osama bin laden when he was arrive used to organize back in the '90s. it hasn't happened for sometime so i think there are clearly groups, individuals, groups out there who still regard the united states as an enemy. they're in a war with us. it ao es not the kind of war we know we used to have but it is a war. i think president obama has been very, very effective using covert and overt means to attack individuals like this in response to their behavior and i suspect some military planning is going on to try to locate
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those extremist groups to w.h.o. are attacking the united states. >> but when you say significant response, i mean, since the comments were made this morning, we have seen hillary clinton say make no mistake. the relationship will not be the casualty of this and the libyan prime minister saying we stand with the americans. this can't happen. >> right. >> is the significant response to put as much as we can, the resources in to finding this small and savage group and prosecuting them? is that the response that's needed or something more as a message to the rest of the world that feels the same way that group does? >> i think there are -- look. september 11th was a reminder to all of us of what happened 11 years ago here in new york and a lot of the danger has been removed. osama bin laden is dead. the al qaeda group is not operating in afghanistan. but there are smaller splintered less coordinated groupings
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around the world that we are still at war with in somalia and yemen, in afghanistan, in pakistan. and now, in libya. and i think what secretary clinton did so well is to distinguish between the pride we all felt at helping libya become free with the chaos that now exists in that country that has enabled this security to be breached and our embassy attacked. >> i mean, clearly something went wrong. the question for you after the break is, did we do something wrong? is there a lapse on our part and our government? is it completely the fault of the libyan government? back right after this. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios
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the perimeter of the u.s. embassy from attacks. this particular attack looks like it was an attack on a moving car. >> as they were fleeing for their safety, i might add from the attack on the embassy. >> absolutely. >> with an rpg and you don't just happen to be carrying around as a mob. >> that's why i think this was planned at some level. that is reflection of dangers ambassadors live through every day and why they are so brave. >> and yet the ambassador said he felt safe on a regular basis in libya. >> the pride that he and the government had we worked so well together. that's why mrs. clinton i thought said it so well. it's confounding, the realities of the modern world. where an ambassador is living in a country where we are heroes to the people there and yet their security is limited so that these kind of terrible attacks can take place. >> confounding but it's real. >> that's the real world. >> friendly or not friendly, we
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need to know they're dangers. >> after the fall of these dictators who used to control their countries. >> quick comment and very quick. the affects on how we now view the possibility of entering the syrian fray? >> makes it all the harder because people see what the risks are even when you succeed. >> right. >> but it doesn't change the terrible tragedy unfolding in syria and the consequences it has. >> thank you. i appreciate your time today and your perspective. yeah my rubin joining us live and the u.s. flags are flying at half staff on capitol hill today. you can take a live shot and see for yourself. this is in honor of four dead americans who died in service to their country today. this count by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year.
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it is certainly still the economy but after yesterday's attacks on americans and
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american interests in libya and egypt, foreign policy gets put right up at the forefront. it is no longer an afterthought in the 2012 race for president and wolf blitzer joins me now live from washington, d.c. with more on that. wolf, you know, foreign policy has seen to be obama's strong suit and perhaps not romney's strong suit. and now it seems like this could end up ironically being a bit of a double-edged sword because it's the foreign policy some are saying that we engaged in with libya that got us in the boat that no one wants to be in. >> foreign policy has been the president's strong suit. if you believe the public opinion polls, ashleigh. we have our cnn/orc poll. who among the candidates better handle foreign policy and the most recent poll, obama 54%, romney 42%. so usually republicans do better when it comes to national security, foreign policy issues. at least as of now.
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president obama's doing better than governor romney and the results not only ours but consistent with the other major polls around the country, as well. i have always felt that national security foreign policy wouldn't be a huge issue unless there was a big crisis some place and when's happened over the past 24 hours a pretty serious crisis and i suspect it's going to be an issue in the coming days and weeks. sort of reminds me 2004, john kerry and when he was trying to unseat the incumbent president george w. bush. kerry was doing well. foreign policy became an issue. people went after john kerry. at the end of the october 2004, just days before the election, bin laden comes without a video and in the end the president was re-elected. george w. bush by only about 20,000 votes in ohio and foreign policy was clearly an issue so you can't neglect it in this current campaign, either. >> the dust-upstarted. the war of the statements sort to speak. i'm going to dovetail with the
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last question which is, could the republicans attack president obama right now on the foreign policy decisions that got us in to this situation that we currently find ourselves in libya if, in fact, it is a bad situation in libya? number two, wow. it happened in an nano second. >> well, as far as the u.s. involvement in libya, getting rid of moammar gadhafi, putting together a coalition with others to get rid of gadhafi, that had bipartisan support. you had support not just of president obama and his team but from john mccain, joe lieberman, lindsey graham and republicans, adds well. this is a bipartisan initiative. nobody wanted gadhafi to stay in power. right now there's a fight developing between the romney campaign and the obama campaign on the statements they came out in the aftermath of cairo and to a certain degree libya. let's throw to viewers and let
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the viewers listen to what mitt romney said a little while ago referring to the initial statement that came out of the u.s. embassy in cairo. >> i think it's a -- a terrible course to -- for america to stand in apology for our values. that instead when our grounds are being attacked and being breached, that the first response to the united states must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. and apology for america's values is never the right course. >> he was referring to free speech and the aftermath of this controversial anti-prophet muhammad video that's been posted on youtube. here was the initial statement from the u.s. embassy in cairo. the embassy of the united states in cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims, as we condemn
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efforts to offend believers of all religions. respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of american democracy. we firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others. the administration officials, state department officials later said that that statement was the u.s. embassy in cairo was not cleared by washington, does not reflect the views of the united states government. and that's been the controversy that has developed. the romney campaign then only moments after that statement was released by the u.s. embassy in cairo said it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks. the obama campaign retaliated by saying we are shocked that at a time when the united states of america is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in libya, governor romney would choose to launch a political attack.
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the head of the republican party said obama's sympathizes with attackers in egypt. sad and pathetic. this is a huge political uproar, ashleigh, as you now know. the embassy statement, who approved it? did the united states ambassador in cairo ann patterson, did she personally approve that statement? did she have any authorization from washington to go ahead with that nirnl statement? was that statement released before there was significant violence at the u.s. embassy? cairo? there were a few thousand egyptians trying to to rm that wl and unanswered questions trying to answer through the course of the day but the bottom line is there's a national security crisis affecting the u.s. and egypt and libya right now and there's a real political battle under way, as well. >> all right. interesting to see if heads roll, as well. thank you very much. everyone, don't forget, wolf's own program begins at 4:00 p.m.,
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moammar gadhafi was killed and the libyan people were given a new start and now the ambassador to that country christopher stevens and three americans who worked at the state department, they're also dead. secretary of state hillary clinton spoke just moments ago and this is how he characterized those responsible for the murders. this was an attack by a small and savage group not the people or government of libya. >> but are these anti-american sentiments isolated? small and savage group? or is it something more than that? cnn's chief international correspondent christiane amanpour joins me live. we have seen statements of government that is say one thing where the street feels entirely different. the libyan prime minister said we stand with the americans and this cannot prevail. what do you think from your work the street feels and how's that
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changing? >> well, i think in this case, ashleigh, both want secretary clinton and the libyan prime minister said is true. in fact, libya all of us who've been there during the revolution and since know that it's now one of the most pro-american also pro-english and pro-france, all these countries that really led the effort to defeat moammar gadhafi. polling shows a high level of libyans support the united states and the prime minister was very clear in his statement. he did not seek to justify this by any stretch of the imagination and he called those that committed those murders, he called them cowardly and criminal, criminal acts. so i think it's railro eeit's v libya at least it doesn't represent what the people think or do. in egypt i spoke with the prime minister admittedly a day before all of this happened but this is what he told me about relations with the united states.
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>> this is our region and we want to be a key player in this region and i think it is for the best interest of everybody that we have a strong relationship with the united states of america. >> so, here are these two democracies coming out of arab spring where most of those leaders who have had american help and there are, you know, relations continuing, say that they want to continue strong relationships with the united states and just in egypt, literally just this week, there was an unprecedented high level official and business delegation seeing how they could help jumpstart egypt's economy and strengthen those relations. it seems in looking at various reports on how this unfolded in egypt that this trailer of this film was played on the internet. it didn't get much notice until it was subtitled and sub voiced with a arn arabic voice. >> that's fairly recent. >> excuse me? >> a lot of people think there's time to effectuate this
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organized response but in fact the arabic subtitles were only actually released fairly recently. >> that's correct. and taken immediately one of these extremist preachers and whipped up in to a frenzy so that's what's basically seemed to have happen and trying to figure out who were the instigators in libya? some said islamic radicals. others said pro-gadhafi loyalists. trying the find out who did that and committed the murders in libya. and still, you know, trying to figure out how and why the timeline and happened in egypt and does seem to be that seen on the internet taken and whipped up by, you know, a very sort of frenzied and popular imam there and put on television. >> christiane amanpour, chief international correspondent for cnn, thank you so much.
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we have been talking about a movie, a movie about the prophet mohammed that has sparked so much violence it's led to death in libya and violence in egypt. this is not the first time. with an angry outburst yshgs a fatwa was issued against salman rushdie for a book that he wrote. in 2005 there were allegations of korans being burned. also, a danish cartoonist received death threats for creating a controversial cartoon of the prophet muhammad wearing a bomb. muslims in afghanistan rioted after a florida pastor maimed harry jones in gainesville burned a quran in protest.
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clearly, peter, you're on the phone in holland where a dutch filmmaker, an outspoken critic of islam was killed on the street by a man of moroccan origin because of the film that he created. that is a country that enjoys free speech, and my question to you is this. those radicals who profess to love their religion so much. do they love their religion more than free speech? >> the short answer is yes because they don't regard the kind of insult to the prophet muhammed or the quran as being protected by free speech. it's regarded as a capital offense.
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was, salman rushdie, but the incident began to be increasing. just take the case you mentioned in the intro of the sweet -- the danish cartoonist who did the cartoon prophet muhammed. this is a big issue for the major danish newspaper in coppenhagen with those guys, and, you know, the security in that building is extremely intense. denmark is another very open society with very little crime. the cartoonist not only received threats, but he also received a very serious attempt to kill him, which is a somali man linked to the al qaeda affiliate. he traveled to denmark to his house and got inside his house and tried to stab him to death. luckily, this guy had a safe room in his house into which he
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disappeared and -- >> let me ask you -- >> pardon me? >> i just want to ask you -- i have been looking at the front page of "the morning post" today, and the headline is "it's just a stupid movie." the picture shows all the violence behind them. with each of these incidents that we cover that there is some perceived affront to the prophet muhammed or the religion islam, does it get worse, or at some point are these going to become somewhat use big quit us, and perhaps the violence will assuage, or is it the opposite? >> i mean, some of the cases, the people who are releasing the films or cartoons, you know, in some cases are to either make a statement about free speech, which is fair enough, but in some cases are releasing -- deliberately trying to provoke. the film that is at issue is certainly very provocative in a way that it treats the prophet
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muhammed, and people who release these things are being very irresponsible, as we you now see. harry jones in florida who burned a quram, you know, general petraeus was calling him from afghanistan to urge him not to do this. so, you know, free speech is a privilege, and it's a right, but it's a right that can be abused by people knowingly, of course, and none of this excuse the violence that has come about, but one thing i would point out is i'm quite concerned about the likely reaction to all this in afghanistan, where so much of the violates we've seen -- my guess is this muse is beginning to filter over there. president karzai just released a statement earlier today about this issue, and, you know, i think it's a country where there'been violence, and it's been related to this issue. >> all right, peter bergen joining us live from amsterdam.
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